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until 6:00 this morning, and walnut creek southbound 680 moving nicely in the turn beyond north main to the 24 junction and the san ramon valley is looking good and san rafael, traffic is moving. >> thank you very much. in a few hours, san francisco 49ers players will return to the santa clara practice facility the last rituals of the super bowl season, a team meeting and players will clean out their lockers. we are live at team headquarters in santa clara with more. amy? >> packing up lockers, putting the season behind them. they will make a few comments today, likely full hope for next year. check out this video: kaepernick is arriving back to the bay area yesterday. there were fans at the airport greeting the teen, showing support, thanking the team for a great season. no players stopped to give autographs but coach jim harbaugh did say a quick
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"hello." >> it was great run. thanks for the support. >> i am a diehard niner fan since i was born. we lost but it was is close. >> davis did drive away with the window down so fans could get a look, so did michael crabtree at the team headquarters in santa clara. they have another year at candlestick before they play at the santa clara new stadium. the players say they think they have a good shot next year and maybe hitting the super bowl again. they will take this loss, they will use it, and be better for it. we will ask them all about that later this morning. >> oakland police are looking into a deadly crash involving a stolen car, all caught on camera, including the man who somehow escaped with his life.
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a man was standing on the corner of foothill boulevard and 36th avenue and the driver of the stolen jeep smashed into another car at the intersection where he was standing. the driver of the jeep died. the driver of the honda suffered minor injuries and somehow the man who was standing on the street managed to its scrape without getting hurt. the jeep was stolen minutes earlier. >> a woman and two children are expected to survive after being hit by a car in pittsburg last night. police have not said what led to the crash or if the driver was arrested. one of the children was airlifted to the hospital. police have not released the victim names or conditions. >> study ranges traffic in the bay area among the worst in the nation. the report from texas texas a&m shows san francisco is tied
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with los angeles but washington, dc is at the top the list. cornell bernard will break down the new report including how much time you spend in traffic. >> hearing date is set for barry bond whose is appealing his conviction on obstruction of justice with oral arguments tomorrow in san francisco. the judges were appointed by three different democratic presidents. bonds was convicted in 2012 of giving misleading testimony to a federal grand require about whether he used performance-enhancing drugs. >> after a week on edge a small alabama town is resting this morning after federal agents raided a cramped bunker where a five-year-old boy was being held hostage. the captor was killed. we have details for you on how the boy is doing this morning.
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>> good morning, kristen. exactly a week ago that insent little boy was snatched and held captive but this morning the best possible news: he is safe. we are told he is doing well. >> the little boy held captive for seven days is safe. he seen in this photograph celebrates his sixth birthday tomorrow surrounded by family and taken to a hospital for treatment and said physically unharmed. >> he is laughing, joking, playing, eating, and the things you would expect a normal five to six-year-old young man to do. >> the suspect, 65-year-old is dead after f.b.i. agents stormed the bumper. authorities inserted a high-tech camera in the bunker and monitored his movement. they went in using an explosive and neutralized him after becoming increasingly concerned he could act out. mr. dikes was observed holding a
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gun and at this point the f.b.i. agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. the terrifying stand off began last tuesday when he boarded a school bus and shot and killed the bus driver and snatched the boy who was held captive in a 6 by 8' underground bunker. the swat teams negotiated through ventilation pipe and law enforcement flew drones over looking for signs the boy was alive. authorities handled the situation slowly in order to keep the boy safe. >> you have to be extremely careful because any sort of device you might use against him could obviously harm the boy because he is right there. >> interest in the stand off extended beyond alabama and president obama praised authorities for saving the little boy.
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>> thank you. a pair of suspected thieves face charges for using information from a contra costa newspaper list to burglarize a home in walnut creek while the owners were vacation similar to an incident involving the "los angeles times" where they took $1 million in valuables while people were on vacation based on a "los angeles times" delivery hold list. police believe an office machine repairman leaked the list and the contra costa times is trying to determine how the information was released. >> i have to get gas and i did not even need to put on a jacket. >> it is milder this morning. mike? >> you bigoted -- you big teddy bear. >> they are right. it is milder because of the
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cloud cover, from mid-40's to 50 degrees. not much radar return looking at the satellite. that is up in portland and toward seattle. the system will come through quietly but behind it we have sunshine tomorrow and a cooler weather, a little bit cooler but it will be nice to have the sunshine after after a gray day. mid-to-upper 40's at 7:00 and low-to-mid 40's and a little more sunshine at 4:00, and mid-to-upper 50's and if you are headed out at 7:00, you have the evening plans, temperatures are in the upper 40's to low 50's. we have showers possible on thursday and light chance of a scatter shower but cooler conditions on friday. now, the traffic. >> we have more information on this accident southbound 680 before industrial a box truck and a car crashed into each
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other and now it is partly blocking the industrial off-ramp from southbound 680. if you are traveling out of antioch, the highway four bypass, this is slowing and it picks up from pittsburg to the concord area westbound four. sluggish out of the central valley with speeds picking up over the altamont pass and 20-minute drive from altamont pass to dublin/pleasanton entrepreneur. the bay bridge toll plaza, no problems here and traffic is light on the upper deck. >> thank you. next, bay area prosecutors go after a multinational oil company for failing to protect the local environment. the damage they claim it is doing is ahead. >> former coach reaching a deal with a university on his firing and what it will cost the school.
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>> walnut creek, campbell and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone. it is 5:13 on tuesday morning. this is the golden gate bridge and traffic is light. we will have more on the traffic situation an the bay area with sue hall and mike will check the forecast. >> state attorney general will go after arco and b.p. in a lawsuit filed in superior court, the state attorney general and seven counties accusing the oil company of violating regulations
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designed to protect the environment. b.p. suggests the attorney general is going after oil companies for money. the attorney general recently settled a similar case against chevron for $24 million and another case has been filed against union 76 stations. >> former cal football coach could be out of a job but he will not have to worry about bouncing checks, getting up to $5.5 million in a settlement agreement with the university. he was fired this season after posting a 3-9 record. he has been agreed to give him $1.6 million this year, $1.8 million next, and $1.95 million in 2015, the all time winningest coach over the 11 years with the team. >> in arizona controversial sheriff joe arpaio has become a victim of credit card fraud. investigators say the sheriff's credit card information was stolen and used to make a $300 transaction at a chicago grocery
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store last weekend. arpaio calls himself america's toughest sheriff and says he has not been to the windy in years. it is not clear if the credit card was stolen or the transaction was made another way. >> today is safe internet day and google is offering a technology safe tips, designed to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones. it happened every february. according to the federal trade mission, identity test tops the list of complaints. google will revamp the good to know website with key advise and resources to help consumers keep their online lives safe and secure. >> you know how expensive weddings are, right? a lucky couple can get married on valentine's day on a historic trolley car along with ten guests. you have to write a short essay
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submitted by thursday, and the best story wins, the package including a video grapher and wedding cakes and drinks with more information on >> there is thousands in savings right there. okay, maybe you have a story that you met open transit. >> thousands of days of good well with your wife, too. >> exactly. >> that doesn't hurt. >> and now mike nicco has the weather with changes coming. >> we need some rain. that is the change in the forecast. not with today's cold front but with thursday's cold front, today's cold front is kicking up clouds as we look from emeryville to san francisco, we will see if they are dropping anything on live doppler 7 hd. it is spinning, waiting for the storm to come from the northwest and now it is just clouds with no rain, possibly some drizzle on the coast. the clouds are increasing in the upper legal of the atmosphere but low clouds this morning.
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it will be hard to get rid of the cloud cover and hearter than yesterday. expect today to be gray longer. the clouds came laugh -- last night. these are the 5:00 observations, 42 in antioch. 50 in oakland. not much has changed. we do not expect machine -- much to change with this cloud cover. now, partly sunny today. a dry, cold front is coming. on thursday, a chance of wet weather and smaller chance on friday. on the weekend we will have an increase in sunshine and warmth saturday, sunday, and possibly into monday. high pressure is retreating, and opening the door for the next front, which is where the low and center of energy is, well to the north, and most of the radar returns from post land to seattle. they will stay there.
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it will be a quiet cold front today. when we get into it you can see a break and this is the extra sunshine for tomorrow, after the system falls apart today. and you go out here and this is the next system, not a lot of cloud cover, just a chance of showers for thursday. in fact, the best chance right in the morning hours in the north bay, and, then, right through the heart of rush hour, through the heart of the bay, and exiting the south bay by about noon. it gives you an how idea how fast it will move through and we will have .1" or at best .25". >> south 680, before industrial, cleared. bart and muni on time, and caltrain has possibly electric problems in san francisco that
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could cause train delays. we will for the that for you. right now it is working supportly but that could change. otherwise, road work, north 87 the ramp to northbound 280 is partly blocked until 6:00 this morning, and a look at the san mateo bridge commute, it is 15 minutes from hayward to foster city and things moving nicely to foster city. >> if you have to fill up the gas tank, you will not like what you see, and i agree with that. >> the super bowl bet the san francisco police chief is reasonable wishing he did not make. can you say "squirrel dance." >> my guests the one and only charlie sheen. that is right, hollywood's ultimate bad boy is back on track and candid storyies to share about his personal journeys since leaving "2 1/2
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driving up the value. businesses are asking to round sales up or down to the nearest five-cent increment. folks here are asking for the same thing to get rid of pennies. there has been talk for years of doing that. that is why you saw american pennies in the story. >> new year. a new pain at pump for drivers. >> here is the bloomberg business report. >> gas prices on the way up at 18 cents in the past week to average $3.54 a gallon, the biggest one week jump in two years, rising crude oil prices is the big reason. >> if you are trying to buy a home in washington, dc, denver or seattle, a third of the homes are going into contract in less than two weeks. buyers are facing the lowest inventory of homes for sale in more than a decade of potential sellers wait if prices to rise. >> lower close for stocks yesterday with the debt crisis back after a bit of a rest, it
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is getting attention on wall street amid corruption allegations directed against the prime minister of spain. >> do you know where your friends are in sources say facebook is working on an app that will find friends even when the app isn't open on someone's hand set. the tracking app scheduled for release by mid-march could help facebook sell ads based on user whereabouts and habits but it could anger some people concerned of internet privacy. >> time for a check on the weather forecast. >> do you even need to grab a jacket this morning? >> no. >> so, you are not that were of a wimp. >> you used the "w" word? >> yes, weather. >> this is showing temperatures in the 40's to 50 but that does not translate to warmer this
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afternoon. partly sunny. our cool spot will be along the coast at half moon bay at 54. the warm spot is santa rosa in the 50's. a few showers near eureka are possible and low-to-mid 60's through the central valley. 48 at tahoe and 60's for san diego and los angeles. sue? >> mass transit looking good. we are in contact with the folks at caltrain because of electrical problems in the city and we have not heard back but they expect possible delays. we will follow that. now the drive times, 580 over the altamont pass is looking good, sluggish from try city and highway four, same, sluggish from antioch. there is the east shore commute moving to the macarthur maze. san rafael, coming out of novato and to central senator -- san rafael, at the speed limit.
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>> jimmy kimmel admits he did not watch super bowl but a few things stood out. >> all i remember is blackout, beyonce, fat kid making out with a model and a guy in a weird relationship with a clydesdale. i also think the big take arm i got was we are paying way too much for pistacios. >> it follows abc news at 11. >> a costly loss in the super bowl, ask the police chief who lost a bet to an old friend so he has to do this, the ray lewis squirrel dance, he does before every home game, he made the deal with former oakland police chief and current baltimore police chief anthony batts. >> we made a friendly bet he had to kaepernick or i had to do the
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ray lewis, i will do the little pose and send it back to tony and we will close the books on last season. >> he will have to find a ravens hat to put on for the dance because he ain't gonna buy one. >> the denver mayor lost and did it so maybe he can study the video and get it down. >> i wouldn't study that video. i saw that dance. >> ahead, an effort to bring olympic games to san francisco. >> but, first, we know the commute is bad in los angeles but where do we rank in the bay area? ahead the surprising results of a new traffic study.
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>> live from the kgo-tv
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broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good tuesday morning. at 5:29. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. >> mike nicco has been checking the live doppler 7 hd and the other weather devises. >> tracking mild temperatures and a lot of cloud cover. fog is not so chick as it was yesterday. we will watch sfo and oakland and san jose. they usually do not have delays with this type of cloud deck. the cloud deck is not yielding precipitation right now. it is dry. 42 in antioch, to 50 in oakland, that is our spread this morning. as we head into the afternoon hours, we will see slower sunshine than yesterday, with temperatures in the low-to-mid 50's and mainly mid-to-upper 50's under sun for bay and inland neighborhoods. >> the commute takes you across the bay bridge now is a good time to go, light conditions, no problems here, no metering lights and no delays on the upper deck into san francisco. good news with road work eastbound dumbarton bridge
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picked up at 6:00, so, another 30 minutes, and partly blocking ramp northbound 87 to northbound 280, the road work in lanes until 6:00. here is a look at the drive times, 87, 880, and 101 from santa rosa. >> it is 5:30. you have heard "time is money" a study shows that is especially true when it comes to being stuck in bay area traffic with the second worst congestion in the nation and wasted team equals dollar signs. cornell bernard is live on interstate 80. cornell? >> we are learning how much the commute is costing all of us. it is a lot of money. here is emeryville. interstate 80, traffic is moving. that is about to change. a new study from texas a&m university found commuters in the united states spend 121 billion in wasted time and gas sitting in traffic.
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the bay area is at the top three when it comes to the worst commutes. washington, dc area is number one. here is a look at exactly how it breaks down. that means drivers there wasted a total of 67 hours last year costing each of them almost $1,400. 61 hours and $1,300 in los angeles, and 61 hours and more than $1,200 in wasted time or wasted dollars for drivers in the san francisco and oakland area. we are tied with los angeles for terrible traffic. we are adapting. we are building delays into our commute, an hour for a trip that might take only on minutes without traffic. the study could be helpful for transportation bosses incentive to improve our freeways and keep the traffic moving. that is the hope. we are live in emeryville for
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abc7 news. >> cornell, thank you very much. oakland police looking into a devastating crash all caught on camera, the video is startling. it is a story we brought you here first. look at this crash. the driver of a stolen jeep smashes into another car at the intersection of foothill birthday and 36th avenue. we saw the man on the corner. he was not even hurt! police say the jeep was stolen minutes earlier. >> my god. the fact she was going, she was in a high speed chase trying to get away. >> it was captured by store surveillance videos but in the smoke and commotion no one knows where the man on the corner ran off to. by the looks of it, it is hard to believe the honda driver also survived without serious injury. >> the supreme court will hear arguments whether local governments can ban medical
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marijuana dispensaries, arguments are rented -- presented at the university of san francisco to celebrate the 100th birthday of the school. voters approved the dispensaries in 1996. but 180 cities and counties have bans on them. today's special session is underway at 11:00. >> the city council will consider taking an official stand on marriage equality today. next month, a supreme court reviews two cases, the california ban on same-sex marriage and the defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to gay and lesbian married couples. some city council hope to join the city of san francisco in asking the court to strike down both laws. the deadline for san jose to join san francisco's supreme court brief is valentine's day. >> san jose police are asking for your help tracking down a robbery suspect. look at this sketch. police say he forced his way into the home of a 74-year-old
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woman and her daughter on friday. the man punched the older woman in the face. the mother and daughter escaped but the man and a second suspect chased them and they attacked the older woman a second time before running off. she was injured but will recover. >> the san francisco 49ers hold a final team meeting at their santa clara headquarters this morning. then they will clean out their lockers. a disappointed nineers team returned home after their heart-breaking loss in super bowl 47. the quaterback kaepernick acknowledged the crowd of 100 people who town out to cigarette the -- greet the team at the airport. the coach harbaugh was among the last to emerge and took the time to say "thank you." >> great run, thanks for all the support. >> he said, come on, i am a kid, and then he signed it. >> abc7 news reporter amy is in
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santa clara with more on the niners in a live report coming up in the next half hour. >> the bay area is hoping to win the bid to host the super bowl in 2016 at new 49ers stadium going up in santa clara. the san jose mercury news say fans will not see any blackouts at the new high-tech facility like they did at sunday's game, local leaders say there is no doubt that power will be a key topic on the mine of the owners when they pick a host city. there will be two new electrical substations but only one is needed. the niners are adding solar panels to provide extra power. >> san francisco is focusing on a sporting event of worldwide proportions, the risk -- olympics, creating a group to bring large scale shorting events to the bay area. the mayor said with the new
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49ers stadium going up and an arena for the warriors headed for the waterfront there is the possibility of bringing the 2014 olympics to the bay area. he said the city's draw is much better than it was when they made a bid to the host the 2016 olympics. that bid was withdrawn when the plan for a new stadium at candlestick point fell apart. >> early on tuesday morning we will find out what the weather looks like. >> clouds are hugging us and keeping us warm this morning. >> cloud hugging. >> why not? reach out and touch one if you can, they are a little higher than yesterday but they are out there. they could cause some delays at the airports. is a flight tracker but notice how far it is to the north. the deep moisture is in the blue to the north and green coming down to us but it is mostly in the upper level of the atmosphere is we have low clouds this morning and a mixture of
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low clouds and lie clouds so we go great clouds and mild mid-to-upper 40's through 7:00, to low-to-mid 50's with a few breaks in the cloud cover at noon and more breaks in the cloud cover at 4:00, and partly sunny and mid-to-upper 50's and by 7:00 we are in the mid-40's to low 50's so a mild evening. we have dry air on the back side but it will not warm up much, a secondary cold front with light showers possible on thursday morning and scatter chance on friday. sue? >> san mateo bridge shows traffic heavier from the toll plaza westward on the flat section and the high-rise to foster city and sluggish making the turn to the high-rise but otherwise it is 15 to 17-minute drive from hayward to san mateo. bart and muni and everyone is running on time. caltrain has a brownout issue in san francisco, with no delays
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right now on cal train but some of the training leading later in the morning, they are forecasting some delays if it does not clear up. right now, no caltrain delays. here are the drive times headed out. eric and kristen? >> it is 5:38. cars could be more fuel efficient than ever before but that doesn't exactly mean savings. the reason drivers are still feeling the pinch at the pump. >> first, teeing off on the california coast, celebrities you will be seeing playing at [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. [ malcrrkkhshziiiizzlllee. to this symphony of flavor: beautiful.
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>> fremont, palo alto, north bay, and all the bay area, this is abc 15 -- abc7 news. >> good morning, a live look at the embarcardero, the ferry building, go 49ers and the bay bridge, looking fine right there traffic-wise with some clouds out there. since it is national weather casters day, we will ask and honor mike nicco by asking them to talk about weather. >> wouldn't we do that anyway?
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5:42. homeland security secretary napolitano tours the border with mexico in el paso, texas, promoting border security as congress takes up major immigration law reforms. the obama administration wants to streamline the citizenship process. a bipartisan group of senators is demanding assurances on border security first. napolitano says effective patrols have pushed illegal immigration numbers to the lowest level in 40 years. >> the national gun control debate started after hand hand and is now if los gatos, a gun store opened in december and drew a lot of opposition at a hearing last night. opponents complain a public review of the permit process for the company was not conducted although city officials were not required to. they are worried about the nearness to an elementary school. >> i heard of a store being opened that wear houses guns 2 ,000' from our school, around the corner. i felt a bit sick at heart.
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>> supporters turned out in large numbers and say the store opened legally. any new rules help acted will affects likely only future gun stores looking to open in los gatos. >> the pebble beach national pro am kicks off matching giant members again the 49ers. they played last year with different members. for the giants the manager and pitching ace will tee up and niners have dwight clark and bret jones and steve bono and the pro's will play a few practice rounds and mickelson will be back and tiger woods will not play this year. >> you can get a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes on "national pancake day." this is valid from 7:00 to 10:00 in the morning and ihop
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encourages customers to donate to children's miracle network, dating back to england when folks used the egg and milk and butter before the start of fasting for lent and the bay area is hungry. what is trending on twitter this morning, mike? "national pancake day." >> we are hungry! >> let's eat pancakes. >> good morning, everyone. now, a look outside, open up the window. 5:46. our director punched up the nice shot of oakland, he is from oakland so he will show up the port of oakland, if you will. here is what is going on with
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live doppler 7 hd. we have in rain. that. come to fruition on thursday. now, how the clouds are rolling in with the cold front, we will be around if the better part of today and we will not get so much sunshine but the low clouds have kept us mild, 50 in oakland is remain what, and 42 in antioch for the cool spot. the monterey bay temperatures are in the upper 40's. partly sunny today and a dry cold front. it will bring us cooler weather tonight and more sunshine tomorrow before the next cold front brings wet weather thursday and friday. this is a good weekend to be outside, brighter and warmer for saturday and sunday. high pressure is rolling off and getting out of the way of this cold front that barrels toward the bay area, and the best radar return still to the north and closer to the low, that is where most of the energy is right now,
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and this front will come law and keep us cloudy longer today, and it will not bring us any rain. behind it is the stretch of cooler and dry air and sunshine for tomorrow as the system falls apart. our next system on the heels behind it, but, still, not a lot of moisture with the system. the timing could be better. it will come through at 5:00 in the heart of the north bay, moving through the bay itself by 9:00, into the south bay by the end of the commute and out by noon. so the morning commute on thursday, we could be very busy tracking the rain and the traffic. tomorrow, mid-50's to 60 with mostly sunny conditions and the showers if thursday, cooler weather for friday, but a quick hit, low-to-mid 50's and by sunday, everyone else, everyone, is back with sunshine and 60's. have a great day. sue? >> of course, we will be here following your commute as we are
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each morning with an accident, hit and run accident northbound 101 off to the shoulder so it is not slowing in this area south of morgan hill. elsewhere, north 87 to north 280, 15 more minutes before it is wrapped up and not much slowing if that area. we will look at the walnut creek commute coming out of pleasant hill making the curve at north main to the 24 junction, traffic is moving nicely through the san ramon valley. >> it is now 5:47. state regulators say the tour bus form involved in the deadly crash was cited several times for safety violations. the accident killed seven passengers and 17 others are still in the hospital on sunday. the company that operated the bus had 22 safety violations during the inspections including brake and tire problems.
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the bus brakes were smoking as it rolled downhill. a passenger says the driver yelled, the brakes have failed, and asked someone to call 9-1-1 but anyone could get cell phone reception. >> the f.a.a. is reviewing the request to fly test flights of the boeing 787 dreamliner, to use the flights to gather information on the troubled battery. the safety regulators are reviewing a battery overheating problem on another boeing 787. inspectors say the battery on an japan 787 overheated in mid-january forcing an emergency landing. investigators say the same problem caused the batteries on a japan airlines 787 parked in boston, to cap fire -- catch fire. the entire fleet of broke both -- need of boeing 787 dreamliner is grounded. >> guys, too much time in front the tv can reduce your per filth of the scientists at harvard
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standard at citibank. >> welcome back. facebook could soon track your location when you use the social network on your mobile device. the "los angeles times" reports that they are working on a new mobile app to track you when the phone is not being used. the app lets users find each other using g.p.s. and no long verify to check in like they do now helping to subsequent rate more ad revenue from ads based on user location and daily habits. no comment from face book. >> an animal group is offering $500 reward for the return of a
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stolen puppy. the 12 week old pit bull application was taken from an event in san francisco that has contacted police. she has a heart shaped mark on the right side and a young couple if a black toyota took off with the dog during an adoption event on sunday. >> a milder day than we started off with on monday. >> mike nicco has details. >> you saw the clouds yesterday were stubborn, and more so today. we are starting off milder this morning but 60 is the warm spot in santa rosa and 55 is the cool spot but half moon bay is 54, but radar return is showing off the coast of eureka we will have showers and 51. low-to-mid 60's through the central valley and 48 in tahoe and let to mid-60's around san
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diego and los angeles. >> northbound 101 from morgan hill to san jose area, plan for delay with a hit-and-run accident northbound. it is off to the shoulder, but this could rubbernecking going on in the south bay. bart is on time and rain 523, the capital corridor, is experiencing delays from sacramento because of equipment problems but they are not saying how long. caltrain, right new, on time. >> it is 5:54. a big change in education. california 8th graders are no longer required to take algebra, the state board has decided to end the 15-year-old policy of requiring 8th graders to take algebra one, california has moved in line with what most other states offer something called common core curriculum and can still take algebra or another math class as long as
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the school office the courses. critics fear that struggles schools will eliminate algebra altogether for eighth graders. >> we have been left behind in the world as far as education standards. we will lose our place unless we keep a rigorous regime for california. this is going in the wrong direction. >> supporters of the move insist that math classes will be rigorous without the algebra requirement. >> numbers from the energy department show americans spend an average of $2 hurricane,900 n gasoline. the high nest 30 years but we are spending more but using less because of fuel efficient vehicles and better driving habits. a second study from the union of concerned scientists finds drivers spend as much on gas during the life of a vehicle as they spend to buy that vehicle. >> consumer reports say small turbo charged engines may not deliver the speed they claim.
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the magazine says the tests show turbo charged models from ford, hyundai and kia are short of expectations and the turbo charged chevrolet got little extra power or fuel economy than the models with bigger conventional engines. a four cylinder from bmw delivers on a promise of good fuel economy and acceleration according to consumer reports. >> in boston, a worker would fell from a construction site survived the fall because of plastic wrap. the worker plunged 30' from this building into mistick -- plastic sheeting. he was tangled in the heavy duty plastic and needed to be cut free despite the padded landing he was taken to the hospital but he is going to be okay. >> next at 6:00, the final step of the 49ers today after returning home from the super bowl in new orleans. >> the golden state versus the
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lone star state. the war of words with a texas counterpart. >> we are minutes away from the start of a florida hearing for george zimmerman and what he @ññ!ñcúsys of walking
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> on this tuesday, good morning, thanks for joining us. i am kristen sze. >> ii am eric thomas. >> big tuesday and closer to the rain we expect later this week. >> but this morning only drizzle. waiting on the next system. we have a cold front today. the cloud cover is out there. the clouds are slower to break free and let sunshine through this afternoon. cloudy and hazy in the bay and 39 to 48 so quite a spread. mostly cloudy at noon and temperatures are jumping into the 40's.
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we will be near 50, mid-50's to upper 50's around 7:00. clearing tonight and temperatures fall back in the 40's. overcast inland, and 42 to 46 but not so bright and east bay valley was the first to see sunshine and by noon, not today at 47 to 52 and cooler at 55 to 59 dug -- during the afternoon. at the coast, you have mid-to-upper 40's and cloudy at noon getting to 50. by 4:00, the brightest time of the day and the warmest at 52 to 56. rain is on the way. first we go to traffic. >> vallejo we have reports of an accident eastbound. the reverse commute a big rig and a car on the right hand shoulder so cars are getting by without much delay. bart is on time. capital corridor train 523 is delayed from sacramento and running at 25


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